Posts Tagged: paper

Thing-a-Day 27: Origami Dragonfly

  Just a quick bit of origami for day 27. I promise to create something more detailed this evening for my final Thing-a-Day of 2014. Advertisements

Thing-a-Day 27: Origami Dragonfly

  Just a quick bit of origami for day 27. I promise to create something more detailed this evening for my final Thing-a-Day of 2014.

Day Twenty-Four: “Carambola Flower”

  Busy Monday…simple project.   I have been wanting to try this origami challenge I found on Pinterest, so I did.  This was my first try, but I think it turned out okay.  I didn’t quite get the last couple of

Day Twenty-Four: “Carambola Flower”

  Busy Monday…simple project.   I have been wanting to try this origami challenge I found on Pinterest, so I did.  This was my first try, but I think it turned out okay.  I didn’t quite get the last couple of

Thing-a-Day 13: Origami ‘Shining Alice’

Is it a star? Is it a flower? I’ve no idea but it’s called a ‘Shining Alice’ and it’s something new that I learned how to make yesterday. 

Thing-a-Day 13: Origami ‘Shining Alice’

Is it a star? Is it a flower? I’ve no idea but it’s called a ‘Shining Alice’ and it’s something new that I learned how to make yesterday. 

Day Twelve: “Paper Mosaic”

I had some paper squares left over from last summer’s mosaic project…   …and I had some blank paper with a cool cross from a magazine…   …and so I made this today.   Free and easy and pretty.  I

Day Twelve: “Paper Mosaic”

I had some paper squares left over from last summer’s mosaic project…   …and I had some blank paper with a cool cross from a magazine…   …and so I made this today.   Free and easy and pretty.  I

Day Six: “Year of the Horse(s), 100th Day T-shirts, and a Nice Fire”

So, the children woke today to find the deer and the alicorns from last night, followed by shrieks of delight.  I had found also the Year of the Horse project (http://papermodel.jp/eto.html), which they couldn’t wait to try themselves after school.

Day Six: “Year of the Horse(s), 100th Day T-shirts, and a Nice Fire”

So, the children woke today to find the deer and the alicorns from last night, followed by shrieks of delight.  I had found also the Year of the Horse project (http://papermodel.jp/eto.html), which they couldn’t wait to try themselves after school.

Thing-a-Day 6: Origami Bookmarks

It’s book club tonight and that means I’ve got very little time to do anything creative. After some thought I decided to make origami bookmarks for all my book club friends

Thing-a-Day 6: Origami Bookmarks

It’s book club tonight and that means I’ve got very little time to do anything creative. After some thought I decided to make origami bookmarks for all my book club friends

Day Five: “Paper Craft Critters”

One theme I’m trying to stick with during this year’s Thing-A-Day challenge is paper crafts.  Another more unofficial theme is “Pinterest projects I’ve wanted to try a long time, but haven’t yet…until Thing-A-Day!” This time, Macula Art’s downloadable templates.  Find

Day Five: “Paper Craft Critters”

One theme I’m trying to stick with during this year’s Thing-A-Day challenge is paper crafts.  Another more unofficial theme is “Pinterest projects I’ve wanted to try a long time, but haven’t yet…until Thing-A-Day!” This time, Macula Art’s downloadable templates.  Find

TAD 2014 – Day 5

Quick post today. Babysitting 2 1/2 year old grandson does not allow for a lot of time to do much in the line of art. This is another sample for scout camp. Saturday evening we usually do a bunch of

TAD 2014 – Day 5

Quick post today. Babysitting 2 1/2 year old grandson does not allow for a lot of time to do much in the line of art. This is another sample for scout camp. Saturday evening we usually do a bunch of

TAD 2014 – Day 4

I ended up spending most of the evening fixing a couple of images for my daughter for a banner she was making for work….. can’t post those. So I did a quick coat of paint on this piece. I’m not

TAD 2014 – Day 4

I ended up spending most of the evening fixing a couple of images for my daughter for a banner she was making for work….. can’t post those. So I did a quick coat of paint on this piece. I’m not

a photo of an origami crane

Day 2: Attempted Origami Crane

I need to get some real origami paper.

a photo of an origami crane

Day 2: Attempted Origami Crane

I need to get some real origami paper.

TAD 2014 – Day 2

Here’s round 2 of the mixed media piece. Now I need to figure out where I go from here. Trying to decide if I fill the gaps with small concentric circles or if I do bigger concentric circles that overlap

TAD 2014 – Day 2

Here’s round 2 of the mixed media piece. Now I need to figure out where I go from here. Trying to decide if I fill the gaps with small concentric circles or if I do bigger concentric circles that overlap

a photo of a paper bag puppet with fangs

Day 1: Paper Bag Puppet

I’m busy with Hourly Comic Day, so I whipped up this easy paper bag puppet quickly.

a photo of a paper bag puppet with fangs

Day 1: Paper Bag Puppet

I’m busy with Hourly Comic Day, so I whipped up this easy paper bag puppet quickly.

Day 1 ~ Neon-colored bound journal

Day 1 ~ My youngest daughter and I worked together to make her a bound journal.

Day 1 ~ Neon-colored bound journal

Day 1 ~ My youngest daughter and I worked together to make her a bound journal.

TAD 2014 – Day 1

Yippee! So excited to be back here again. Thanks to all who make it happen! This is the first round of a new mixed media piece I just started. Long way to go yet, so you will be seeing more

TAD 2014 – Day 1

Yippee! So excited to be back here again. Thanks to all who make it happen! This is the first round of a new mixed media piece I just started. Long way to go yet, so you will be seeing more

Day 27 ~ Handmade Thank You Card

Needed to thank a sweet friend for sending me a box of chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Day 27 ~ Handmade Thank You Card

Needed to thank a sweet friend for sending me a box of chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Day 24-25: Flowers and flowers

I feel kind of boring posting the same thing over and over, but I need a lot of the flowers and now is a good time to make them.

Day 24-25: Flowers and flowers

I feel kind of boring posting the same thing over and over, but I need a lot of the flowers and now is a good time to make them.

TAD 2013 – Day 24

It’s been over 3 years in the making, as I said in a previous post on day 10…. It started out way a much more realistic acrylic painting that I ended up not liking. So I painted over it and

TAD 2013 – Day 24

It’s been over 3 years in the making, as I said in a previous post on day 10…. It started out way a much more realistic acrylic painting that I ended up not liking. So I painted over it and

Day 24 ~ Handmade Thank You Card

My thing for today is a handmade thank you card. Just cut paper and a piece from another card I liked.

Day 24 ~ Handmade Thank You Card

My thing for today is a handmade thank you card. Just cut paper and a piece from another card I liked.

Day 23: More Flowers

Slow day, just made some more flowers.

Day 23: More Flowers

Slow day, just made some more flowers.

TAD 20: 3D Origami

So, my original TAD goal this year was to do a month’s worth of baking related posts. Unfortunately meeting a friend to discuss wedding cake involved a rather large amount of red wine, so I shouldn’t be allowed near an

TAD 20: 3D Origami

So, my original TAD goal this year was to do a month’s worth of baking related posts. Unfortunately meeting a friend to discuss wedding cake involved a rather large amount of red wine, so I shouldn’t be allowed near an

Day 17

  I’m behind with posting again.  i should be caught up in a day or two.

Day 17

  I’m behind with posting again.  i should be caught up in a day or two.

Day #16 : Heart Origami Bookmark

Still in the spirit of Valentine’s day and my love for books+crafts :) i’ve made this heart origami bookmarks with papers from old magazine+local market’s pamphlet; it’s very easy to make yet very useful. a good way to re-use old

Day #16 : Heart Origami Bookmark

Still in the spirit of Valentine’s day and my love for books+crafts :) i’ve made this heart origami bookmarks with papers from old magazine+local market’s pamphlet; it’s very easy to make yet very useful. a good way to re-use old

TAD 15: Marbled paper

The instructions for this used shaving cream and paint.  It would take some more experimenting to get the right ratios, but was fun to try.  And the note cards are scented with barbasol spiciness.

TAD 15: Marbled paper

The instructions for this used shaving cream and paint.  It would take some more experimenting to get the right ratios, but was fun to try.  And the note cards are scented with barbasol spiciness.

Day 15

Pencil and pen on paper. 5 x 7 inches

Day 15

Pencil and pen on paper. 5 x 7 inches

Day 12: More flowers

Busy day today, so didn’t have a ton of time for making stuff. So just made another small pile of flowers. Going to try to do something else tomorrow, just for a change of pace.

Day 12: More flowers

Busy day today, so didn’t have a ton of time for making stuff. So just made another small pile of flowers. Going to try to do something else tomorrow, just for a change of pace.

TAD 12: Danish woven paper heart

Although in Denmark, these are called “Julehjerter” and are a traditional  Christmas decoration filled with candy and hung on the tree, I thought the shape made it a fun idea for Valentine’s Day.  These are made with 2 pieces of

TAD 12: Danish woven paper heart

Although in Denmark, these are called “Julehjerter” and are a traditional  Christmas decoration filled with candy and hung on the tree, I thought the shape made it a fun idea for Valentine’s Day.  These are made with 2 pieces of

hokeypokey 12/28

I did today’s post at work, very slow day. I learned some very simple origami folds and made a box, a bird, a coat, and a pinwheel.  

hokeypokey 12/28

I did today’s post at work, very slow day. I learned some very simple origami folds and made a box, a bird, a coat, and a pinwheel.  

Day 11

Taking a break from the Angel:

Day 11

Taking a break from the Angel:

Day 11: Flowers again

Flowers again, another 10 down. About half way done I think. Might do something else tomorrow just to change it up a bit.

Day 11: Flowers again

Flowers again, another 10 down. About half way done I think. Might do something else tomorrow just to change it up a bit.

Day 10: More Paper Flowers

Had a busy day of shopping and socializing, so just made a few more flowers.

Day 10: More Paper Flowers

Had a busy day of shopping and socializing, so just made a few more flowers.

TAD 2103 – day 10

A couple of years ago I start a large painting based on a photo my daughter’s friend had take in Carrefour, Haiti when we were down there for my daughter’s wedding. I got it to a certain point and decided

TAD 2103 – day 10

A couple of years ago I start a large painting based on a photo my daughter’s friend had take in Carrefour, Haiti when we were down there for my daughter’s wedding. I got it to a certain point and decided

Day 9: Paper Flowers

Had my M.O.H. over tonight to watch movies and make paper flowers with me. Got a fair amount done. I think it’ll go faster in the future if I get more glue for my glue gun. Spent a lot of

Day 9: Paper Flowers

Had my M.O.H. over tonight to watch movies and make paper flowers with me. Got a fair amount done. I think it’ll go faster in the future if I get more glue for my glue gun. Spent a lot of

hokeypokey 9/28

We worked on this for a half hour tonight, but now it is bed time.  Hopefully we’ll finish tomorrow.  

hokeypokey 9/28

We worked on this for a half hour tonight, but now it is bed time.  Hopefully we’ll finish tomorrow.  

Day 8 ~ Paper Snowflakes

Great project for a snowy friday night!

Day 8 ~ Paper Snowflakes

Great project for a snowy friday night!

Day 8 – work in progress

This will take a little longer than the other drawings so there might be a few WIP shots.

Day 8 – work in progress

This will take a little longer than the other drawings so there might be a few WIP shots.

Day 8: Test Paper Flowers

Testing out a pattern for paper flowers. Thinking about doing a little three flower arrangement attached to some ribbon for pew decorations. Didn’t want to potentially waste my good paper, if I messed up so I just made these using

Day 8: Test Paper Flowers

Testing out a pattern for paper flowers. Thinking about doing a little three flower arrangement attached to some ribbon for pew decorations. Didn’t want to potentially waste my good paper, if I messed up so I just made these using

Day #7 : Scrapbooking time

helped my nephews make a scrapbooking picture frame for their grandma’s birthday present. it’s messy and a lot of ‘drama’ in the process, but we sure did have a great time :))

Day #7 : Scrapbooking time

helped my nephews make a scrapbooking picture frame for their grandma’s birthday present. it’s messy and a lot of ‘drama’ in the process, but we sure did have a great time :))

hokeypokey 8/28

Today’s TAD is to begin a die-cut paper project that I bought years ago at Heavenly Soles (R.I.P.) Iti s completly cheesy and fun. It is the Mexican Peck box crank toy.  Mike and I worked on it for half-an-hour

hokeypokey 8/28

Today’s TAD is to begin a die-cut paper project that I bought years ago at Heavenly Soles (R.I.P.) Iti s completly cheesy and fun. It is the Mexican Peck box crank toy.  Mike and I worked on it for half-an-hour

a photo of a close-up of an origami star

Day 7: Origami Star

Back in November of last year, I purchased 500 strips of origami star paper and I have been slowly working my way through it all. Here is one of the lucky stars that I made today!

a photo of a close-up of an origami star

Day 7: Origami Star

Back in November of last year, I purchased 500 strips of origami star paper and I have been slowly working my way through it all. Here is one of the lucky stars that I made today!